The Resource Sounding race in rap songs, Loren Kajikawa, (electronic resource/)

Sounding race in rap songs, Loren Kajikawa, (electronic resource/)

Label
Sounding race in rap songs
Title
Sounding race in rap songs
Statement of responsibility
Loren Kajikawa
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As one of the most influential and popular genres of the last three decades, rap has cultivated a mainstream audience and become a multimillion-dollar industry by promoting highly visible and often controversial representations of blackness. Sounding Race in Rap Songs argues that rap music allows us not only to see but also to hear how mass-mediated culture engenders new understandings of race. The book traces the changing sounds of race across some of the best-known rap songs of the past thirty-five years, combining song-level analysis with historical contextualization to show how these representations of identity depend on specific artistic decisions, such as those related to how producers make beats. Each chapter explores the process behind the production of hit songs by musicians including Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, The Sugarhill Gang, Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy, N.W.A., Dr. Dre, and Eminem. This series of case studies highlights stylistic differences in sound, lyrics, and imagery, with musical examples and illustrations that help answer the core question: can we hear race in rap songs? Integrating theory from interdisciplinary areas, this book will resonate with students and scholars of popular music, race relations, urban culture, ethnomusicology, sound studies, and beyond--Provided by publisher
Member of
Dewey number
782.421649
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3918.R37
LC item number
K35 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • discographies
  • filmographies
Series statement
ACLS Humanites E-book
Label
Sounding race in rap songs, Loren Kajikawa, (electronic resource/)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography, and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rappers delight : from genre-less to new genre -- Rebel without a pause : public enemy revolutionizes the break -- Let me ride : gangsta raps drive into the popular mainstream -- My name is : signifying whiteness, rearticulating race -- Conclusion : sounding race in the twenty-first century
Control code
ocn903016293
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt12m04mq
Label
Sounding race in rap songs, Loren Kajikawa, (electronic resource/)
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography, and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rappers delight : from genre-less to new genre -- Rebel without a pause : public enemy revolutionizes the break -- Let me ride : gangsta raps drive into the popular mainstream -- My name is : signifying whiteness, rearticulating race -- Conclusion : sounding race in the twenty-first century
Control code
ocn903016293
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt12m04mq

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